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Anritsu to Exhibit 64-Gbaud PAM4 Pulse Pattern Generator (PAM4 PPG) at ECOC 2018


Latest Module for Market-leading Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A to be Demonstrated on Stand #408

Allen, TX – September 24, 2018 – Anritsu Corporation announces that visitors to ECOC 2018, held September 24-26, 2018 in Rome, will be able to visit Stand #408 to see a demonstration of its new 64 Gbaud PAM4 Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) installed on the Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A series. The 64 Gbaud PAM4 PPG is a quality-evaluation test solution for measuring the bit error rate (BER) of the highest-level signals targeted for use by next-generation, high-speed 400/800GbE communications.

The MP1900A series is a high-performance Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) that accurately measures communications equipment, next-generation high-speed electronic and optical devices, including those for M2M and IoT applications, and optical transceivers used in high-end servers.

The 53.125-Gbaud high-speed PAM4 transmission method under discussion to implement 400GbE implies several challenges. Among them are short pulse width per bit to 18.8 ps, one-third level transition amplitudes compared to NRZ signals, more complex detection, which require much longer time, and higher electrical potential accuracy. Achieving device and module BER testing with high accuracy and good reproducibility under these conditions requires an excellent reference signal source, and a measuring instrument with excellent high frequency and wideband performance, low noise and superior input sensitivity.

The demonstration will show how the PPG can output NRZ and PAM4 signals at up to 64 Gbaud with the required high frequency and low-noise performance. It will perform this while achieving high-speed Tr/Tf times (20% to 80%) of 8.5 ps (typical) and low intrinsic jitter of 170 fs (typical), reaching the highest-class performance of 64 Gbaud band PAM4 testers.

The 64 Gbaud PAM4 PPG will be key for evaluating device under test (DUT) actual performance as well as in troubleshooting degraded performance due to the transmission path and hard-to-resolve problems such as inadequate performance margins. The result is improved development and testing measurement efficiency.

The compact wideband-operation 64 Gbaud module installs easily in one slot of the MP1900A main unit while incorporating 4-level independent control Emphasis, PAM4 Code/Gray Code, symbol pattern editing, and other functions required for measuring PAM4 signals. This BER test system with easy-to-use, all-in-one functions greatly simplifies measurement system configuration and parameter setting to help cut PAM4 device test times.

About Anritsu Corporation

Anritsu Corporation is a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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